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BY Devon Carter

Immunotherapy harnesses the natural power of the immune system and enhances its response to cancer. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are the most commonly used type of immunotherapy. There are several types, and they all work by interfering with mechanisms on a cancer cell or on a type of immune cell called T cells.

Recently, a new type of immune checkpoint inhibitor called a LAG-3 inhibitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration...

Illustration of a tumor cell and a T cell and depictions of relatimab and nivolumab breaking the bond.

BY Meagan Raeke

A cancer diagnosis is never good news, but Paul McKinney knows that his stage III melanoma diagnosis at least came at a “good” time in terms...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Nodular melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can mimic benign conditions, including blood blisters and acne. It’s also one of the more invasive...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most melanomas tend to appear as irregular black or dark brown splotches on the skin. But amelanotic melanoma is an outlier: it doesn’t share the same dark pigment typical of this disease. In fact, sometimes it doesn’t have much color at all.

So, how do you know if you have amelanotic melanoma? And how is it diagnosed and treated? We went to dermatologist Kelly Nelson, M.D., for answers.

What is amelanotic melanoma?...

Waist-level view of doctor's outstretched hand holding a dermoscope

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many skin cancers — including cutaneous melanoma — are associated with UV exposure. Yet acral lentiginous melanoma develops only on areas...

BY Devon Carter

When cancer cells enter the leptomeninges, which are part of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord, it can turn into a type of...

BY David Hensley

Unless you’re a patient, or know a friend or relative who has it, I can’t imagine most people think too much about cancer — much less where...

BY Anisha Patel, M.D.

What are the different types of skin cancer? How are they usually diagnosed? What do they look like? And how are they treated? 

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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Rebekah Thibodeaux didn’t expect to see her daughter 13-year-old daughter, Lane, back in the saddle so soon. When Lane was diagnosed with...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lymphedema is a side effect of cancer treatment that can cause swelling in the arms and legs. It happens when lymphatic fluid doesn’t drain...